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Manage My Life

my gas dryer is tumbling and blowing cold air not warm? what could be wrong?

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
February 25th, 2011

serial#MM5114342 i checked vent thoroughly air blowing outside clean and cold, drum is spinning!

Dryers , Washers
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Joey S
Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

You did not indicate if the glow bar igniter is glowing red or not. Remove the small square plastic inspection cover below the door and then start the dryer. If you find the glow bar igniter glowing red and then fading off without any burner ignition, replace both solenoid coils mounted on the gas valve.

If the igniter is not glowing then it could have one the following component failures preventing your dryer from heating:


Hi Limit thermostat (key#15)

Thermal cut off (key#16)

Operating thermostat (key#8)

Thermal fuse (key#6)

Igniter (key#4)

Flame sensor (key#49)

Solenoid coils (key#13 and 14)

Each one of the components I listed above with key numbers can be disconnected and tested for continuity with an ohm meter. I recommend checking each component I have a key number beside. You will need to disconnect the two wires from the component before testing it for continuity. Whichever component tests open/no continuity, replace that component. Parts can be looked up and ordered from

Sears PartsDirect

NOTE:Disconnect the power cord from the power source before removing the front and rear panels


If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services

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by Joey S
February 25th, 2011
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afritz afritz
I am sorry, the link is provided here below.
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by afritz afritz
February 24th, 2011
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afritz afritz
I understand that your dryer is blowing cold air instead of hot air. I have taken some time to research your question here on the Manage My Life website and I noticed that someone else had asked a similar question with a posted response from an expert. I attached the link below for you to view. I hope the link that I provided is helpful.
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February 24th, 2011
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